Who runs the club

Salterns is a sailing club run by children for children (with some adult help). The club is run by volunteers, with a junior and senior committee, supported by trustees.

Details of the Junior Committee (JC) can be found here »

The Management Committee (MC) is elected each year at the AGM and works hard to ensure all sailors enjoy their time at Salterns in a safe and fun environment. The JC have kindly delegated to the adults the fun tasks of admin, finance and record keeping!

All of the Management Committee are current parent members or honorary past members so understand the workings of the club and JC. All volunteer time out of their already busy lives, some are qualified first aiders and sailing instructors whilst others bring skills such as marketing and finance. Others just want to help out and be a part of a fun team! At least one Committee member is on duty on weekend afternoons up to the summer holidays. Please do ask them for any help you need.

The MC would be delighted to welcome new committee members, the more the merrier! Anyone willing to help run the club or wishing to join the committee please contact Dominic Patten for more information (email Dominic here).

2019 Management Committee

President: Dominic Patten
Vice President: Craig Stewart
Honorary Secretary: Julia Barber
Membership Secretary: Paul McStay
Rear Commodore House: Aggie Edwards & Mick Edwards
Treasurer: Kate Cross (from Dec 2020)
Bosun: Martin Barber & Mick Edwards
RYA Principal: Neil Wharmby
Chief Instructor: Charlotte Selby-Nicholls

Communications Officer: Tanya Baddeley
Junior Liaison Officer: Eleanor Mourdant
Associate Liaison Officer:  Martin Lightbody
Fundraising Team (Children in Need): Tiffany Friend-Seddon
Moppy Camp Co-ordinator: Michelle Ansell
Bronze Fleet Co-ordinator: Tim Carnegie

General Committee Members: Paul Harrison, Neil Jenkins, Nicola West
Child Protection Officer (male): David West
Child Protection Officer (female): Paula Tait


Roger Wilson, Rory Paton, Neil Wharmby